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The Canadian Figure Skating Championships is a figure skating competition held annually to crown the national champions of Canada. It is organized by Skate Canada, the nation's figure skating governing body. The levels of the competition are senior and junior; in some years, the novice level has been competed as well. The disciplines of the competition are men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.
The competition is used to help determine the Canadian teams to the World Figure Skating Championships, the World Junior Figure Skating Championships, and the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, as well as the Canadian national team.
Canadian Championships had been held beginning in 1905. The 1914 Canadian Figure Skating Championships were the first official Canadian Championships. The Junior competition was added in 1928, the novice in 1966. Competition was interrupted in 1907 and 1909, and from 1915 through 1919 due to the First World War. Senior level competition was not held in 1943 due to theSecond World War, and ladies singles was the only senior level discipline to be held in 1944 due to the War.
At the 1959 Canadian Figure Skating Association (now Skate Canada) Annual Meeting, the Waltz and Tenstep competitions were discontinued and their championship cups were retired. Competition in the Fours discipline was held irregularly, with the final competition taking place in 1997.
The Canadian Synchronized Skating Championships began in 1983.